Financial optimism improving

Financial optimism improving

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THE majority of American consumers are still cautiously spending in the post-recession years, according to a new report, the "State of the American Consumer," released Nov. 19 by the National Restaurant Assn.

Although consumers reported concern over the economy, the analysis did see some positive signs that the recession mindset is not set in concrete. For the most part, consumers are optimistic that their financial condi

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